Eagles Decline to Pick Up 2019 Option on Stefen Wisniewski

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On a busy Monday that saw the Eagles agree to a deal with Malik Jackson, acquire and extend DeSean Jackson, re-sign Jason Peters and lose Nick Foles to a massive deal from the Jaguars, a bit of news got swept away.

The Eagles are putting their team in the hands of their own players as Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer notes that the Eagles are moving on from a veteran lineman.

Wisniewski solidified the elite line in 2017 and was a starter when the Eagles won their first title in franchise history.

Matt Pryor has never played a meaningful snap in the league, so it is big news that the team is willing to take a chance on him being the starter for the 2019 season if Brooks is still healing from his Achillies injury.

Wisniewski will likely not have a difficult time finding a new team.

The move saves $3 million in cap space.

Eagles Salary Cap Transaction Table

Transaction Salary Change New Cap Space
Cap Space as of February 25, 2019 $3,613,815
Eagles Extend Brandon Graham +$3,500,000 $113,815
Eagles Decline Tim Jernigan’s Option -$7,000,000 $7,113,815
Eagles Extend Jason Kelce -$4,000,000 $11,113,815
Eagles Extend Isaac Seumalo +$800,000 $10,313,815
Lane Johnson Restructures Deal -$8,200,000 $18,513,815
Eagles Trade Michael Bennett -$7,200,000 $25,713,815
Eagles Sign Jason Peters to One-Year Deal -$3,166,668* $28,880,483
Eagles Sign Malik Jackson +$7,200,000* $21,680,483
Eagles Acquire/Extend DeSean Jackson +$7,000,000* $14,680,483
Eagles Decline Wisniewski’s 2019 Option -$3,000,000 $17,680,483

* – Indicates number is a projection and not yet official

After trading a sixth-round pick, the Eagles should only need around $6.5 million to sign their draft picks, meaning they look to have around $11 million to work with in free agency yet.

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